The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer Review

I printed a selection of 4×6 photos wirelessly from my phone, and I was amazed by the quality; they look like they were printed at a photo lab!


The pictures are odorless, vivid, bright, and true to the original; the 4×6 photos take about 20 seconds to produce. You can also print up to 8×10 size photos without borders.

Printing from an SD card is simple, too. You simply insert the card in the slot and then the pictures on the card will show on the LCD; from there, you can choose which pictures to print. It couldn’t be easier!

Here’s the back of the printer; a quick examination shows there is no phone line port, so there is no fax function. Those of us who no longer use a landline won’t miss that feature, but if you need to send and receive faxes through a landline, the XP-640 isn’t set up for that.


The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer is easy to setup, easy to operate, and it produces excellent printed pages and lab-quality photos. The printing cartridges can be bought singly in ‘regular’ or ‘extra capacity’ or in multipacks.

Whether you run a small home office or you just want to be able to print your own documents and photos at home, the Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer is a great choice; you can use it to scan, copy, and print. You can read the setup guide and full user manual here.

The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer retails for $89.99, and it is available directly from the manufacturer and from other retailers including Amazon [affiliate link].

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Prints gorgeous photos quickly; Easy to set up; Easy to manage different printing trays; runs relatively quietly; Scans, copies, and prints from computer, phone, or SD card

What Needs Improvement: Do not buy this printer if you need a fax

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.